Assalamalaikum (Peace be upon you), Dear Readers!
Even my four year old son doesn’t get scared when he sees his friends scared! Rather he tries to analyze the thing that is scaring everyone. 🙂
As expected, the moment UK issued a ban on Dr. Zakir Naik from entering it, its allies have started to blindly follow its path. This time its Canada which has imposed a ban on Dr. Zakir Naik’s travel for the upcoming Peace Conference which is scheduled to be conducted in Toronto.
Check news here: Dr Zakir Naik banned from entering Canada
Actually its not just Dr Naik, many other speakers have been banned from entering USA, Canada, UK and Australia in the past few years. Abdur Raheem Green, a renowned speaker in the western world, also known as “the Jesus” 🙂 (he looks just like the so called pictures of Jesus) was denied Visa in 2005 from entering Australia since a government official wrongly accused him of delivering “Hate Speeches”. Imagine the state of affairs, just one man accuses and a respected Islamic speaker gets banned!
Dr. Zakir Naik, Dr. Bilal Philips, Abdura Raheem Green, Imaam Ragaeh, Abdullah Hakim Quick, Khalid Yasin ……the list of Islamic speakers who are banned in various countries is endless.
I was wondering that if you analyze the history of Islam, Muslims always fell in trouble when their own brothers betrayed them. There are hardly any instances where Non Muslims gave trouble to Muslims all alone. This rang a bell in my mind. So i did a little research to see if this latest “BAN Fashion” has black sheeps from Muslim community too or not. Finally i got the answer to this question: Is it just the Non Muslims who have conspired to ban these eminent speakers?
Absolutely not! We have many so called Muslims involved in helping the governments issue these bans. For example, Tarek Fatah, the founder of Muslim Canadian Congress gave his statements saying “They appear to be competing against each other in their level of hate, and Zakir Naik was the star performer”. Then there is another one from India, Maulana Amanullah Raza, president of the All India Aimma-e-masajid council said “Naik and writers Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin all come in the same category — they all protect terrorism.
Furthermore, The statements of the Bareilwis and their rejoicing the UK ban of Zakir bhai, is yet another clear testimony against their sense of justice, truthfulness and understanding of the religion. They are in forefront to support such bans only because these speakers don’t agree to some of their beliefs. Gosh, these fools don’t understand that the issue of ban on these eminent and fearless speakers is because they are speaking against the oppression of the Zionists on Muslims around the world! When will these people grow up to understand the real essence of an issue?
Ebrahim Tahil, another cartoon from India who is also the member of the Raza academy said “He (i.e. Dr. Zakir) earlier targeted Christians and is now against Sunni Muslims. We have met with RR Patil and KL Prasad urging them to ban the programme.” He added, “We want to know from where Naik gets his funds?”
Therefore, my analysis turned out correct. There is a chunk of Muslim support to such bans without which the Non Muslims can never dare to take such step. Although we cannot term any one hypocrite directly as commanded by our Prophet (Pbuh), yet i would like to remind the readers that if you read the Seerah (life) of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), you will see that such people were present even during his time and they were the cause of major harm to him. Such people were termed as “Munafiqs” (Hypocrites)
My dear Muslim as well as Non Muslim readers, be just and truthful in your approach to anything in Life. Do not take a stance on anything just because someone said it. Rather, try to analyze the case and then decide yourself. If you do not get enough evidences to analyze, its better to keep silence. If you all are really honest, truthful and just, then check out what these speakers really say in their speeches in context and then decide whether such bans are good or do they go against the basic right of “freedom of expression and speech”!
Allah commands, “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah as just witnesses; and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.” [Al-Quran 5:8]
May Allah guide us to the right path.